Janice Walker Joyner

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From Germany With Love

Inside Flipboard / April 9, 2014<p>On May 3, 1953, German president Theodor Heuss went on Deutsche Welle, the country’s first international broadcasting …

Virus programmed to unlock and kill cancer - Futurity

Bioengineers have designed a virus that on its own is benign. When it encounters certain enzymes, however, it "unlocks" to kill cancer.

Why do we know so little about vaginas?

Scientists have a “strong male bias” towards studying penises instead of vaginas, according to biologists<p>Less then 10 per cent of genital evolution studies are focused purely on vaginas, a new report shows, and that's because scientists are 'biased' against them<p>In apiece <b>published in the Public</b> …

Scientists create the first life form with 'alien' DNA

Researchers in California have for the first time created an organism whose genetic code comprises six letters, instead of four. This means that the bacterium, described in a study published in <i>Nature</i> today, is the first life form to contain artificial genetic building blocks.<p>When biologists talk …

Scientists create 'alien' life form with artificial genetic code

Scientists made a substantial breakthrough in understanding how to alter the fundamental nature of life, and they did so by creating for the first time a partially artificial life form that passes along lab-engineered DNA.<p>The work, published online in the journal Nature on Wednesday, came from the …

Biology

Unlocking the mysteries of the Earth's twin, Kepler-186f, and other exoplanets

Astronomers have recently discovered Kepler-186f, a planet of similar size to the Earth orbiting its star within its so-called "habitable" zone. We ask Dr Giovanna Tinetti from University College London to explain why such planets are causing so much excitement.<p><b>What is an exoplanet?</b><p>A planet that is …